COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — Louis Vignone was a popular figure in the Sheraden neighborhood for many years.
In May of 2018, Vignone sold his house and moved, friends and neighbors say, to get away from Eric Kortz, who lived across the street.
“The neighbor was harassing him, and that’s why he decided to move,” said Paul Stemplewski, a lifelong friend of Vignone.
According to an affidavit, Kortz stopped Vignone’s mail truck and “went to put some bullets in him” on Thursday. He then drove to the police station to turn himself in. At the scene, investigators found the discarded handgun and seven shell casings.
The affidavit says, “Kortz claimed that he shot Vignone because Kortz believed that Vignone and Vignone’s family had poisoned Kortz and Kortz’s family with cyanide when Vignone and Kortz were previously neighbors.”